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Blue & Gray Magazine Phase 2

Blue & Gray Magazine Phase 2

Since 2017, Blue & Gray no longer publishes a bi-monthly magazine. However, Editor/Publisher Dave Roth is dedicated to bringing back important out-of-print material in an 8.5 x 11 soft-cover book format through Amazon on Demand. The first book is on the 1864 Battle of the Wilderness. It was never available in a print version, but originally was published as a download in 2017, when B&G had to cease publishing. This is the first publication with Amazon in what is being referred to as Blue & Gray Magazine Phase 2.

The authors of the Wilderness book are Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White. The book includes Blue & Gray’s signature feature, “The General’s Tour,” with sites-to-see, tour and battle maps, as well as vintage and modern color photographs. The original title was “A Wilderness of Woe”: The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864.

The book also iWilderness Cover 300pxncludes two related appendices that appeared in past issues of the magazine, but not as Tour features. “Mr. Grant Goes to Washington,” first published in 1995, covers the general’s visit to Washington, D.C., in March 1864 to meet President Lincoln and receive his promotion to commander of all United States armies. The other, titled “Gentle Annie Goes Home,” also a 1995 publication, describes the personal problems and heartbreak that weighed upon Robert E. Lee as he prepared for a showdown with Grant. The book is annotated, indexed and includes Orders of Battle.

This book can be purchased on the Blue & Gray website by selecting Shop Now. It is in the Battle & Campaign Books section. Or, go to and search: Blue & Gray Magazine Presents: “A Wilderness of Woe”: The Battle of the Wilderness: History and Tour Guide.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dan #

    I got it already from Amazon. I hope there will be more coming!


    September 17, 2020
  2. Bradley Brill #

    Toured the Shiloh Military Park on October 14, 2020, and I was delighted to see this on the shelf at the bookstore. Last November at Stones River, I acquired the issue for that battlefield. I have my fingers crossed that a Vicksburg edition will be available. Those published so far have wonderful details and first rate maps.


    October 18, 2020
  3. perryville62 #

    This is awesome. I was trying to figure out a way to print and put together the Wilderness issue into a booklet because I really wanted it in magazine form. This is even better. I look forward to future publications like this.


    November 1, 2020

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